An atmosphere of prayer and unity
Here are some examples of what you may see happening when you visit the prayer room.
Live or recorded music
Dedicated gathering times of worship & prayer
Scheduled prayer themes
People praying together
Different expressions of worship
Prayer request wall live feed
Your Guided PrayerWorks Experience
After being greeted by a host and visiting our welcome station (which we highly recommend on your initial visit!), below is an idea of each prayer station in the room centered around The Lord’s Prayer. We hope that these stations will help you connect with God, experience His goodness and love, and leave different than you came.
1. Our Father in heaven, holy is your name
Jesus teaches us to approach God as a child would approach a parent. In Christ, God is our dad, and we are His precious sons and daughters whom He loves. At the same time, Jesus also taught us that we must approach God with reverence and awe because He is the perfect creator of all things.
2. Your kingdom come and Your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven
While we experience brokenness and pain in this life, this is not what God originally intended at creation and is not what is true today in heaven. As we pray, Jesus taught us to pray for all the beauty, peace, and wholeness that everyone experiences in heaven to be experienced on earth today.
3. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us
All of life is created by God and dependent on God. We all need God for every aspect of our lives. We are not guaranteed a tomorrow, so Jesus teaches us to be prayerful and thankful for everything we need to live out today. He also teaches us that forgiveness is the foundation of our relationships with God and with others. We should confess our need for God’s forgiveness when we haven’t lived rightly for Him, and also pray that we will forgive others who have wronged us.
4. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one
Jesus teaches us to pray for the ability to resist the temptations that come our way every day. In addition, Jesus teaches us to end our prayer by praying for deliverance from all evil and evil attacks from the enemy. This is an acknowledgment of the spiritual battle all of us experience and our need to pray for protection in the earthly and heavenly realm.
Your Self-Guided PrayerWorks Experience
This is truly up to you! Whether you decide to walk through the prayer stations, engage in your own private prayer time, spend time sitting in silence, or something else, the prayer room is yours to navigate.
Please be sure to acknowledge the etiquette requirements of the room!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who leads the prayer room?
The room is a collaborative venture for the whole city led by over 100 churches and organizations who will act as partners and hosts of the room. You can find the hosts at the entrance for any questions upon arriving. You can also view the current advisory team members overseeing PrayerWorks on our About page.
What’s the feel of the prayer room?
The room is open to the public 24/7 and will include people praying privately, in smaller groups, and in various gathered experiences throughout the week. There will always be a combination of both recorded and live background music. There will also be available prayer stations and places to just sit and pray on your own.
What themes and regular rhythms might the prayer room have?
Most of the time, people will come into the room and spend time praying on their own, but there will be times when prayer and worship will be organized. For example, there will be a worship and prayer time together from 7:00-8:00 am and 7:00 – 8:00 pm every weekday. Also, churches can choose a theme for their 24-hour focus when they host if they choose. Examples of themes can be adoption, human trafficking, schools, racial unity, and other various passions.
Will I have to engage in prayer in a manner that makes me uncomfortable?
Never. While we definitely think it can be transformative to learn from other traditions, denominations, etc., you will never be expected to engage the prayer room in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable.
Can I have my Bible study in the prayer room if we are extra quiet?
While we love things like Bible studies, small groups, and other expressions of community and fellowship, we ask that those continue to take place outside of the prayer room. This space is exclusively for prayer.
Is it unrealistic to think churches from a wide variety of denominations will work together?
Unfortunately, churches can tend to focus on where they disagree versus where they agree. The church in Fort Wayne, however, has built a legacy of working together. This space will be built on a foundation of a great deal of love, humility, and the willingness of churches to choose the greater good over their own preferences.
Are people of other religions and faiths welcome in the prayer room?
While Christian churches and organizations will lead the hosting of the room and Jesus will be at the center, anyone in the community is welcome.
What impact will this prayer room have in our city/region?
God desires to bless the city, and the people of the city, with peace and prosperity. However, he wants his people to pray and seek him first. There is a direct correlation between areas of kingdom breakthrough in a city and prayer. Prayer and action go hand in hand. This prayer room will be an unending prayer space of God’s presence, light, and power radiating out to the entire city and region.
Is PrayerWorks a nonprofit, and are donations tax-deductible?
PrayerWorks operates under the nonprofit umbrella of Love Fort Wayne. Therefore, all donations are tax-deductible.